July 2020 Training

July was a big month in terms of training. Most significantly I changed my approach to running by not paying a lot of attention to pace and concentrating on feel. I ramped up my running during July and then for the total distance for two years. Running felt good but it has been difficult toContinue reading “July 2020 Training”

End of Season 2 – Start of Season 3

This season hasn’t entirely gone to plan. I missed Challenge Lisbon with a recurring injury meaning I wasn’t quite ready for the Standard Distance, then Vichy 70.3 was amended to Weymouth 70.3 as a result of an ITB problem and I missed Bournemouth Triathlon as confidence was low due to the recurring ITB problem.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀Continue reading “End of Season 2 – Start of Season 3”

7 July 2019 – Hever Castle Aquabike (1.9km swim, 60km bike with 1000m of climbing)

I completed the Aquabike at Hever Castle Festival of Endurance this morning. It was tough but I learnt a lot from it. I had a good experience overall. I knew the cycle was going to be hard but it took a lot to overcome my fear of descending in rain with some sharp corners thrown in.Continue reading “7 July 2019 – Hever Castle Aquabike (1.9km swim, 60km bike with 1000m of climbing)”

30 June 2019 – Leeds Castle Olympic Distance Triathlon (1.5km swim, 43km bike, 10km run)

I completed my first Olympic distance triathlon today at Leeds Castle. The water temperature was 25.5c so it was a mandatory no wet suit swim and the prospect of 1500m without the suit was daunting given the heat and cramping from needing to kick more for buoyancy. The swim was OK though, I would haveContinue reading “30 June 2019 – Leeds Castle Olympic Distance Triathlon (1.5km swim, 43km bike, 10km run)”

16 June 2019 – Sussex Triathlon – Ashburnham Place 2019 (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run)

I completed the sprint triathlon at Sussex Triathlon this morning at Ashburnham place. I did this event last year as it’s tough and good prep for other events planned (although last year was in better weather). This was my first triathlon in a year and first since my achilles tear! I completed the event inContinue reading “16 June 2019 – Sussex Triathlon – Ashburnham Place 2019 (750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run)”